Aaron Spevack

Aaron Spevack

Visiting Scholar in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Appointment Dates: 8/10/19 - 8/9/21
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Aaron Spevack is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department. He specializes in Islamic Intellectual History, with an emphasis on 13th-19th-century law, theology, and Sufism and their reception in contemporary Muslim communities. He has published two books and a number of articles on Islamic intellectual history including The Archetypal Sunni Scholar: Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of al-Bajuri (SUNY, 2014.) His research at NELC will include the production of an annotated edition of Ibrahim al-Bajuri's (d. 1860) unpublished gloss on "The Commentary of al-Taftazani on the Creed of al-Nasafi". He is also working on an introduction to late Sunni Kalam and an intellectual biography of al-Taftazani.

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